Andy Renshaw

great new figures from Bravo 6!

Vladimir Demchenko, or otherwise known as the master sculptor behind the Bravo 6 line of figures, has sent news of a brand new release!  This ties in with their on going USMC in Vietnam theme.  Here we have two grunts working together to tempt a sniper into exposing himself.  I will no doubt be picking up these as I both poses are very useable for my Hue city firefight I am thinking of doing.  I need to get to work painting up the others I have so we can start work on these!
Thanks Vladi for such wonderfully sculpted figures! Truly works of art!


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Andy Renshaw

Old Matilda Repaint finished

MatildaMkI_repaint_19Wraped up the painting on this over a month ago!  It will actully appear as an "airbrush armour" column in SMMI in the comming months.  But for now here is a preview.  Ill have a few more minor details to add before delivering to the client, but overall Im very pleased with how this came out!


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Andy Renshaw

Old Matilda repaint

IMG_0961I was handed a box of old models a client had done, all in various states.  Many had sustained damage of one form or another, some missing parts, and others just need a bit of TLC.  His instructions were to "restore" them.  I decided to start with this old Taymia Matilda.  He built it using the kit markings, and what was probably accepted at the time for the colors in the famous "Caunter" scheme.  However newer research has shown the colors to be a Middlestone base, with a Silver Grey, and a Slate Grey.  From what Ive been told the Silver Grey would fade and bleach to a very pale bluish tint, but not as blue as we see on some museum pieces! So I dunked the model in "Super Clean" stripping off all the old paint, and reassembled the model.  For the new paint I ended up mixing the colors using various Model Master enamels, somewhat going with what "looked right".  I used Slate Grey and Radome Tan, both lightened with white, and for the Silver Grey I used a mix of German Afrika Grey Brown with some Duck Egg Blue and a few drops of another blue just to "blue" it up a little.  I think I got it looking pretty good! 

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Original Condition Stripped bare for new paint!
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